Satisfactory Academic Progress
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires Xavier University to develop and enforce standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress prior to awarding any federal financial aid funds to students. The standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) were established to encourage students to successfully complete courses for which federal financial aid is received and to progress satisfactorily toward degree completion. The standards apply to federal financial aid programs, including Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study, Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal TEACH Grant. The SAP standards are separate from, and in addition to, academic standards required by the University for continued enrollment.
The criteria used to determine SAP are cumulative grade point average, cumulative completion rate (or pace), and maximum time frame for completion of educational objective. At the end of spring semester, the Office of Student Financial Services reviews the academic progress of all students who received any type of Title IV (federal) student aid at any point during the academic year. All periods of enrollment are reviewed, including semesters during which no financial aid was received.